November 14 2014
Ariele Alasko is a furniture builder and woodworker living in Brooklyn, NY.
Her primary material of choice is plaster lath, small strips of wood that come from the old walls of hundred-year-old buildings in Brooklyn. Fairly available due to the constant gutting of these old brownstones, she collects the materials, cleans it, and uses the woods natural coloration and patina to create intricate patterns in her work, without the use of any stains.
Each piece takes days or even weeks to complete, as every strip of wood is cut individually to attain a perfect fit, making sure the resulting panel or table top is level, smooth, and without any gaps. Ariele, we think your work is fantastic.